Galway Squad performs in Norwich
Galway SC swimmers excel for Connacht & Ireland on International duty!
Six Galway SC swimmers represented Connacht & Ireland over the Easter weekend at the exciting & challenging, City of Norwich long course Open meet at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.
Kate Finn, Alex McFarland, Bryan O’Sullivan, Andrew Moore, Kate Kavanagh & Niamh Melody were part of a team of 25 swimmers from the Connacht Swim Squad who had the opportunity to represent the Connacht region at the Norwich meet which was as part of the Connacht Swim Squad’s training & competition program in 2011-2012 & gave all the competing swimmers an opportunity to compete overseas & get some valuable racing experience that would hopefully will stand the swimmers in good stead in their search for qualifications times for the British Age & Youth championships that are to be held in July.
The six GSC swimmers certainly enjoyed their first competition experience overseas & performed admirally over the 3 days of competing in Norwich.
In the girls U14 section, there were medals for Kate Finn in the 100 Backstroke (2nd) & Kate had top 10 finishes in the 50 Backstroke (4th) & 200 Freestyle (9th). Alex McFarland started off the meet with a PB in the 800 Freestyle on Day 1 finishing 9th & had top 10 swims in the 50 Breaststroke & PB’ed in the 200 Freestyle. Kate Kavanagh finished 7th in the 400Freestyle & 9th in the 50 Backstroke & in the U13 girls category, Niamh Melody finished 6th in the 50 Butterfly & was just outside her PB’s in the 100 & 200 Backstroke.
In the boys U14 section, there were medals for Andrew Moore in the 200 Breaststroke & top 10 finishes for Andrew in the 100Breastroke & 200/400 Freestyle were he finished 6th in all three events. The last GSC swimmer competing at the meet Bryan O’Sullivan had a superb debut overseas winning bronze medals in the 50 Fly,200Fly & 400 Freestyle & finished in the top 10 in the 200 Back(6th), 100Fly(4th), 200IM(10th) & 200 Freestyle(4th).
GSC would like to congratulate all the swimmers on their superb performances whilst representing club, region & country & also to the team of Kate, Alex, Bryan, Andrew, Kate & Niamh who showed the model behaviour & respect of an expected Irish athlete whilst on International overseas!